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8/3/2014 12:00 AM
On the Town: 8/3
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
Peanuts! Cracker Jacks! Hot dogs! 

8/2/2014 12:00 AM
Remembering Bishop Donnelly
BY TK BARGER BLADE RELIGION EDITOR
I heard many nice things about Bishop Robert W. Donnelly since his death July 21. “He was a regular fixture in the neighborhood,” Msgr. Michael Billian, the priest of his home parish, Most Blessed Sacrament, said. That was the neighborhood where he grew up and where he returned when he retired, living first in the rectory with his brother,…

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
Group offers visionary way to fight gangs
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Recently I sat down with Toledo police Sgt. Anita Madison. She is a dynamo and an inspiration. She has been a civil servant for 34 years and a Toledo cop for 20. She heads up Toledo Community Initiative to Reduce Violence, an interesting and visionary program to combat gang violence in Toledo. …

8/1/2014 12:07 AM
Hens go to Durham for hitting help
BY DAVE HACKENBERG BLADE SPORTS COLUMNIST
Mud Hens’ infielder Wade Gaynor, who has been scuffling around the Mendoza line of late, was in the cage late Thursday afternoon when the batting practice pitcher stopped throwing and started preaching. …

8/1/2014 12:12 AM
Teacher schools bass with new lure
BY MATT MARKEY BLADE OUTDOORS EDITOR
A snag of patent lawyers, complex contracts with lure companies and surprisingly thin royalty checks — that’s not what this Oklahoma angler bargained for. He was just doing what every bass fisherman does — looking for a better bait. …

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
Gubernatorial candidate optimistic
BY JACK LESSENBERRY BLADE OMBUDSMAN
LANSING — Days before he officially becomes Michigan’s Democratic nominee for governor, Mark Schauer is optimistic. …

8/1/2014 12:00 AM
‘Boyhood’ is like no other film
BY KIRK BAIRD BLADE STAFF WRITER
I’m not sure I’ve ever reviewed a current movie for The Blade not scheduled to play Toledo. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Mayor talks ’round the point
BY KEITH C. BURRIS COLUMNIST FOR THE BLADE
Some journalists reflexively dislike politicians. They think few are trustworthy and none can give a straight answer. Others are positively sycophantic toward politicians. I think both positions are dangerous. I think the right position is to assume good faith, but to always remain skeptical and clinical. Trust, but verify, as Ronald Reagan said in another context. And try, always, to …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Secret maritime society treads water
BY DAVID SHRIBMAN PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE EXECUTIVE EDITOR
SALEM, Mass. — For four generations, members of my family have walked through the doors of the Hawthorne Hotel here, attending Rotary or Chamber of Commerce meetings, stepping into the basement for teen parties, mingling in the lobby after Thanksgiving-morning 5K races that took our family harriers through town and around the shoreline. …

7/31/2014 12:00 AM
Around Town: 7-31
BY BARBARA HENDEL BLADE SOCIETY EDITOR
A MARATHON of stories continues about the Marathon Classic presented by Owens Corning and O-I from July 14-20 at Highland Meadows Golf Club. Volunteers gathered for their annual aftertournament party July 23 at the Pinnacle. Over food and beverages they gabbed about the great golf they saw, but also about the events within the tournament, spectators, and volunteer …